Solid Waste Collection Program

Refuse from single family and 2-4 family homes is picked up weekly at the curb or alley year-round, except holidays. To ensure refuse is picked up, the City-provided 96-gallon brown cart must be placed at the curb or alley by 7:00 a.m. on your refuse collection day. Do not place any refuse or garbage bags outside of your garbage cart as it will not be collected.

Winter Garbage and Recycling Cart Placement
Proper cart placement is very important for garbage and recycling collection during the winter months. Refuse and recycling carts should be placed at the end of your driveway within two feet of the street. Do not place any refuse or recycling carts in the roadway for collection. The same placement is needed in the alleys - carts must be placed within two feet of the alley with three-foot clearance from other objects. The automatic equipment cannot work if a power pole or garage is in the way. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated by the City’s contractor.

Refuse and Recycling Carts
Refuse and recycling carts are the property of the City of Glendale and are maintained by the City. However, normal maintenance of the cart such as periodic rinsing or cleaning is the responsibility of the property owner.

Refuse Carts Time Limit
Refuse carts shall be placed for pickup curbside or in alleys by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection, but no sooner than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection, including Saturdays. The refuse containers shall be removed from the driveway or alley within 12 hours after collection.

For more information, or if your cart needs repair, please contact the Department of Public Works at (414) 228-1710.